Amy Aparicio Clark visited Brawley, California, to get feedback on El sexo puede esperar (Saving Sex for Later), a program that promotes positive
parenting practices among families with young adolescents.
While African Americans make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent more than half of the new HIV infections each year.
In Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, which has the highest HIV and AIDS rate of any community in New York State, a new program is helping young black men ages 18–30 fight back. Called Keep It Up, the program combines health promotion and HIV prevention to help participants learn to take care of their health.
A member of the Hopi Nation, Stephanie Autumn directs EDC’s Tribal Youth Program, which seeks to prevent delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. She and a colleague recently traveled to the Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin, home of the Red Cliff band of the Ojibwe tribe, for a site visit.
EDC’s Anara Guard offers a proposal to daycare centers and preschools: mandate a call-in policy so parents and providers can be alerted if a child is absent. The proposal seeks to prevent the 30-40 child suffocation deaths that occur each year when children are left behind in a vehicle.
EDC is evaluating a service for Medicaid patients that seeks to stem the flow of frequent but potentially preventable hospitalizations and emergency room visits by providing patients with a place to receive patient-centered care.
EDC’s Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center is a federally funded agency that works across the self-governing American Indian communities throughout the United States to improve juvenile justice systems and health programming for youth.
Through the Zambia Community Radio Project, EDC is partnering with such radio stations and other local non-governmental and community-based development organizations to create a series of village-based radio programs entitled Our Village.
HEC is working to move colleges away from a primarily educational approach to high-risk drinking and toward a broader, public health approach. HEC collaborates with college students, administrators, and faculty to help them re-examine and expand their responses to student drinking. In addition to serving as a clearinghouse and publisher of prevention resources, HEC provides training and technical assistance to individual campuses.